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Carmelo Anthony's back hurts

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Carmelo Anthony left Monday's game in Houston with what the Knicks called "back spasms" and did not return in the second half. I was hoping we'd get an update today -- and we may yet -- on Melo's status, but so far, we just have what was reported last night. Melo was apparently in a lot of pain post-game, so much so that he needed to make a quick run for those extra special pills before the plane left for Dallas:

And there's this:

I'll add updates if I see any. For now, I just hope Melo doesn't try to play if any part of his person is even slightly below comfortable playing condition.

Update: There we are: